CREATING A BETTER FUTURE

We help leading organisations succeed with their most critical change initiatives by unleashing fit-for-purpose Operational and Supply Chain Innovation solutions to accelerate their strategic and sustainability goals and unlock their business potential.

 

We're committed to leaving organisations, their operations and supply chain functions, in a truly better place - more innovative, more sustainable and ethical and better equipped for creating a better future.

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OUR ENGAGEMENTS

 
Aglive
Supply Chain Transparency, Traceability & Visibility

The Project: Providing full end-to-end supply chain traceability, transparency and visibility at a leading blockchain technology provider's (Aglive) customers, supporting the foundation for further ESG initiatives

 

Working in close partnership with Aglive we have been able to guide the technology team to establish an effective cross-organisational collaboration model with Aglive's customers to deliver end-to-end supply chain transparency, traceability and visibility from "Farm to Trash" across the Agricultural Sector, Medicinal Cannabis and Horticulture, supporting  a scalable commercial solution to battle food fraud, modern slavery, and other ESG components across the full supply chain environment 

Our Impact

  • Delivered a fit-for-purpose, non-intrusive technology solution which can be easily adopted across the diverse supply chain participants

  • Provide clear operational and supply chain requirements, supporting the effective development of the industry solution(s)

  • Created various successful industry grant applications, incl. MLA, MedCan and others to support the effective delivery of the Aglive solution to meet the latest technology standards

 
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Modern Slavery Risk Assessment with extension into ESG

The Project: Conducting a comprehensive Modern Slavery Risk Assessment for a Global Leading Insurance Business across 36,000 suppliers in more than 30 countries 

 

The engagement, in partnership with Active Directions, was focussed on ensuring compliance with Modern Slavery obligations in accordance with the Company Group Compliance Framework. Understand QBE's potential exposure to Modern Slavery Risk and, eliminate/ remediate that risk  

Our Impact

  • Delivered a fit-for-purpose risk model to manage, monitor and pro-actively act on Modern Slavery Risks

  • Documented review, with recommendations, on relevant internal policy and procedure documentation, with Board sign-off

  • Introduced supplier management processes (onboarding, performance management, etc.) and supporting templates

  • Provided Modern Slavery training, guidance and support for internal and external staff members

  • Facilitated introductions to NGO's to enable social audits, software solutions and Human Rights review models to further extend the ESG Model 
     

 
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SME merger feasibility studies to support ambitious growth goals of potential candidates

The Project: Conducting multiple merger feasibility reviews across numerous Small & Medium-sized Enterprises to assess the potential synergies, the enterprise multiplier/ shareholder value, and other benefits  

Our Impact

  • Agreed with management the relative strengths and constraints of each of the business and identified where the various SME business combinations would benefit from a merger

  • Built individual forecast merger model - and stand-alone financial forecasts, quantified the revenue and cost synergies, to

  •  show the uplift that may be realised from combining the potential merger candidates

  • Provided the impact on overall shareholder value, and facilitated the board decision-making process, leading to consensus and a roadmap forward for the merger

Victor Churchill
Business Turnaround through Operational Innovation

The Project: Introduction of Operational Innovation initiatives across Vic's Premium Quality Meat's business to return the business to full profitability

Engaged as an interim COO, managing 2 manufacturing locations, finance, supply chain, procurement, human resources and technology, to conducted a full end-to-end Customer and Product Profitability assessment, creating clear focus on operational innovative solutions that were able to turnaround VPQM's loss-making business operations

Our Impact

  • Significant reduction of operational complexity and inefficiency drivers across the customer and product value chain, from reducing high product variations, introducing realistic pricing models across the key customer-base, etc. impacting a yearly EBIT impact of AUD 10-12Mln

  • 25+ complexity reduction initiatives developed and quantified

  • Led the People & Culture team in their journey to increase employee engagement - operational strategy involvement - and overall staff performance - increase focus on outputs vs. activities 

  • Operational Innovation solutions and implementation plans for each main initiative to realise the bottom-line savings

  • Introduced an ESG model which allowed full end-to-end supply chain transparency from "Paddock to Plate" 

 
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Integrated Source-to-Settle Solution for increased compliance, synergies and cost reductions

The Project: Introduction of an integrated Source-to-Settle solution across 4 independent Business Division on the leading ANZ provider of integrated services

Collaborated across Sourcing, Procurement, Purchasing and Finance to introduce a single, integrated Source-to-Settle solution as a fully embedded business solution across 4 independent divisions, to drive increased compliance, operational synergies and annual cost savings in excess of AUD 7Mln

Our Impact

  • Worked closely with the multiple stakeholders to agree a single process and operational model, further repurposing their sourcing and procurement staff, while redirecting 10 FTE's across their Shared Services Organisation to deliver value-add services

  • Assessed and introduced a fit-for-purpose "guided buying solution" to further increase cross-organisational adoption and process effectiveness

  • Extended the Source-to-Settle and Supply Chain Integration projects into newly acquired businesses to deliver further operational and cost synergies

Inghams
Supply Chain Rationalisation

The Project: Reducing the operational complexity across Australia and New Zealand's largest integrated poultry producer's National Supply Chain Network with 250+ different logistics providers

Working extensively with 250+ logistics partners, we were able to reduce their Supply Chain Network to 4 lead logistics partners, heavily reducing complexity, while increasing delivery effectiveness across its national customer network

Our Impact

  • Initiated a deep-dive review across all the various logistics partners, routes (existing and potential) and delivery metrics to assess optimal Supply Chain Network

  • Transitioned from management of 250+ logistics partners to 4 main supply chain partners, heavily reducing complexity and costs (Annual cost savings of more than AUD1Mln) 

  • Introduced extended synergies through cold-chain warehouses, reduced logistics movements (ESG initiative) and the provision of complementary value-add services to further increase the financial and operational profit margin 

 
Value Chain Effectiveness for ASX IPO Readiness

The Project: Identified and implemented numerous supply chain and operational innovation solution to support Australia and New Zealand's largest integrated poultry producer for their ASX IPO Readiness

Identify and implement high-impact financial solutions across the organisation's operations and supply chain to unlock substantial value

Our Impact

  • Assessed and introduced Warehouse (DC) robotics and automated palletising solution to support a 24-7 "pick & pack" process model, reducing WHS incidents (incl. fatigue management, etc.) while enhancing warehouse & distribution effectiveness across the production environment

  • Deep-dive feed silo automation assessment across the ANZ Feed Mills to increase feed accuracy and reduce bird mortality rates

  • Introduced Vendor Managed Inventory Model with a key customer to:

    • Deliver ESG goals around product, packaging and other wastage,

    • Reduce overall end-to-end logistics and distribution costs, and 

    • Maintain the lowest possible inventory level across the entire supply chain

 
Backmores
Sales & Operational Execution Model across Asia-Pacific

The Project: Delivered an innovative Sales & Operational Execution (S&OE) Model for Australia's most trusted brand for vitamin, mineral & nutritional supplements

 

Created and deployed a Asia-Pacific-wide S&OE model (transitioning beyond S&OP) on product/ customer-level, with a 2-month rolling forecast, to increase demand-planning accuracy by 30%, increase production and sales by 20% and reduce monthly distribution costs by 40%

Our Impact

  • Initiated and implemented operational simplification processes, increased procurement efficiencies, reducing inventory levels, the number of packaging variations, reviewed NPD processes, and delivered warehouse automation to increase production effectiveness, exceeding revenue targets by over 200%

  • Creation of a "FDA" product decision-model across Asia-Pacific to enable cross-country product distribution 

  • Used the bi-weekly S&OE operating model to conduct a multi-million Asia-Pacific feasibility study to establish an Asian-located VDS packing production facility with best-in-class, sustainable and ethical production practices, Quality Assurance, ISO and international OHS/ WHS standard to increase supply certainty to Blackmore's Asian consumers

Tate & lyle
Re-purpose Global Sugar Business into Leading Global Ingredient Solution Provider 

The Project: Led the numerous Operational Excellence programs to transform this global provider of ingredients and solutions for the food, beverage and industrial markets, operating for over 160 years, from a commodity-driven business to a high-end specialty food organisation and meet challenging revenue, profitability, growth and operational cost-saving targets

Our Impact

  • Managed an annual budget of GBP 20Mln across Finance & Accounting, Supply Chain, IT/ Technology, Corporate Comms and Human Resources with a ROI of 150%

  • We introduced and delivered some of the most innovative Sales & Operating Planning solution through a SAP APO/ TMS solution, delivering global supply chain cost reductions of more than £ 3Mln

  • Introduced a pragmatic enterprise-wide product-life-cycle management replenishment planning solution for raw material to finished goods tracking with inventory and material management cost effectiveness targets and alignment to customer and product segmentation model to meet annual 25% increase in profitability targets

  • Defined end-to-end product traceability process (early supply chain track & trace initiatives for product recalls, etc.), combining procurement, finance, supply chain, manufacturing and sales processes to capture:

    • Water management calculations - with cost, efficiency/ reduction, metrics and targets for Corporate Social Reporting ​

    • Energy effectiveness - with detailed energy cost calculations, defining negative electric calculations (own energy generation solutions - solar, wind, water), the "carbon foot-print" impact was measured

    • Raw material effectiveness to increasing usage yields, reduce waste 

  • Introduced customer and segmentation model, aligned to sales bonus structures, to drive customer and product profitability targets

  • Closely worked with Human Resources and Operational Leadership to transform employee engagement targets to deliver breakthrough innovations across the global enterprise

 
Leading a Global SAP Business Transformation 
 
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The Project: Successfully led a team of 25+ globally disbursed business and IT/ SAP solution resources across SABMiller, the world's second-largest brewer, to deliver an agile-based multi-module, multi-country finance transformation program (GBP 0.5Bln) across Group, corporate and various manufacturing businesses, creating a solid foundation for future Merger & Acquisitions activities, capitalisation, diversification and further organic growth targets

Our Impact

  • Led the corporate design decisions for this global SAP program, focussed on Finance, Operations and Supply Chain

  • Ensured full financial alignment between Group Finance and Group Treasury across 12 countries, ensuring that the two independent technology solutions were fully integrated supporting transactions in excess of USD 1bln in FX exposure 

  • Introduced new operational innovation concepts, incl. Robotics Process Automation, Global Business Services (combination between Shared Services and Outsourcing), to deliver annual cost savings in excess of GBP 5Mln

Creating the Foundation for Unique Excellence
 
ATOS KPMG CONSULTING

As a principal management consultant at Atos KPMG Consultinand senior consultant/ transformation specialist for CSC Consulting, both leading global Business and IT consulting organisation, we introduced innovative solution design and execution to effectively deliver global, multi-year business transformations programs, incl.:

  • Business & Operational Excellence, Supply Chain Effectiveness and Finance Process Optimisation,

  • Global Business Services, Shared Services and Business Process Outsourcing,

  • Operational Innovation, continuous improvements and early Agile Innovation and Enterprise Agility programs,

  • Merger & Acquisition - combining effective use of existing and new Business and Technology solutions,

  • Corporate divestitures,

  • Corporate Turn-Around Management, and

  • International or domestic business expansion or venture opportunities within global multinationals across 30+ countries in 6 continents.

 

We introduced transformational change with our clients:

  • Exceeding business development targets by 200% (annual target of €1M) with Shared Services (SSC), Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and transformational programs with new and existing strategic partnerships across Fast Moving Consumer Goods (CPG),

  • Global Business Services (GBS), SSC and BPO thought-leader, guiding 15 multinationals (and small multi-location organisations) to find innovative ways to deliver 20-35% cost reductions, while increasing their maturity, within 3 – 6 months, towards a full GBS transition model,

  • Led multi-year, multi-location Agile business transformation programs (incl. global multi-module SAP/ ERP implementations, cloud services, etc.), Agile program management initiatives, business re-prioritisation and turn-around management initiatives between €25K - 10Mln to deliver business growth of 20% and/ or annual operating cash flow increase 20-40%. 

TESTIMONIALS

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People Business Manager, Vics Premium Quality Meat

"Micha is a great Leader who walks the talk. He partners with employees on projects and encourages all to participate and get involved.

 

He is very knowledgeable and yet approachable and available to all employees, regardless who they are or what they do.

 

Micha would be a great benefit to any business to propel them forward by building and executing strategy and goals"

Matthew Hemmingway

Head of Supply Chain, Inghams

"He is an engaging and pragmatic supply chain consultant. From a strong background in Supply Chain, he intimately understands how to turn concept into reality and does so with an inherit ability to also successfully implement that reality. I recommend Unique Excellence for any consultancy roles in the supply chain where a complex solution is required to be executed".

MIS Coordinator, Downer

MIS Coordinator, Downer

"He is a confident and engaging Operational Innovation consultant. He provided invaluable experience in shaping the new finance processes within Downer through communicating effectively, working closely with the stakeholders and challenging our status quo"

Program Manager, Blackmores

Program Manager, Blackmores

"He has an effortless and swift approach to sizing up the current status of play and identifying areas for improvement (both quick wins and long term strategy). He backs up his findings with solutions and has a methodical approach to implementing the changes. He works quickly, takes complexity out and communicates clearly along the way. He leads by example and a pleasure to be around"